Amber Rose may be all about “how to be a bad bitch” these days, but once upon a time, she was just a girl. Standing in front of a photographer. Taking an all-too-normal cheesy school portrait (stars: they’re just like us!).
The 32-year-old model proudly shared her middle school photo with her followers on Thursday, writing, “#TBT Muva at 12 ? Sidebar.... I was 5'9 ?.”
That curly, chin-length hair! That patriotic tee! That toothy grin! Clearly, this was long before Amber discovered her fetish for sunglasses or embraced a buzzed ‘do — back when “Wiz” was probably just a “Wizard of Oz” reference and the only “G.O.A.T” talk she was interested in revolved not around Kanye, but around the USA Olympic team.
This isn’t the first time Amber’s shared a precious #TBT memory — check out these other pics that prove something.
Here’s an epic shot of Amber sporting some unfortunate straight bangs, a pink turtleneck, and ‘80s-inspired frames.
“#TBT Don't laugh either ? ???,” she captioned it. “Hey kids if u feel like a ugly duckling don't fret just look at this picture of me as a kid and know there's hope for all of us Lol ? #DemLasersDoe #ButDemTeefGrewInNice?”
Here’s another one of 12-year-old Amber, proving just how tall she stood as a preteen.
“#tbt I was 12 years old (in this pic) when I had my growth spurt I was 5'9 in the 6th grade. Check out my nike airs doe ?”
By high school, she had discovered makeup and embraced the #GlamLife.
“#tbt Me and my bitch @kingamiyah we were like 16-17 years old in this pic ?
all glammed up.”
And at 18, she chopped off her hair and started resembling the Amber we know and love today.
“#tbt Muva at 18 years old when I first cut my hair :-)”